Flood warnings urging Brits to ‘act now’ in place following seven inch snow bomb

A wave of flood warnings remain in place across the UK today after another hectic week of weather chaos hit the country.

The Environment Agency have enforced a total of 31 'act now' flood warnings up and down England for Friday (February 25), with many of these in areas that were affected by Storm Franklin earlier in the week.

Places of concern include the River Ouse in York and the River Severn at several locations across Worcestershire and Shropshire.

It comes as massive downpours from three recent storms have left river levels dangerously high in a number of low-lying areas.

A flood forecast on the Gov.uk website reads: "Local flooding from rivers is expected for parts of the River Severn today (Thursday) and tomorrow and is possible for parts of north-east England.

"Land, roads and some properties will flood and there will be travel disruption."

The Met Office has also put in place a yellow snow and ice warning for Scotland, Northern Ireland and the north of England for Friday, with wintry showers expected to continue on from yesterday.

According to WXCharts, seven inches of snow remain on the ground in parts of Scotland after recent flurries.

The timing of the cold weather could lead to problems on the morning commute for thousands of drivers.

The national forecaster said in its new alert that icy surfaces on roads could also lead to "an increased chance of accidents and injuries", and advised that delays on public transport were also "probable".

Other areas look likely to experience a much calmer, if colder, end to the week.

The Met Office forecast for Friday reads: "Showers in a few places at first but most places dry by afternoon with sunny periods and much lighter winds. Cloud and rain for the far northwest later."

No further weather warnings are in place in the United Kingdom this weekend.

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